Containers in HPC (NeSI)


You’ll need a laptop with a web browser and a terminal. If you’re doing this tutorial as part of a NeSI workshop (e.g. at eResearchNZ) then please also sign up for a NeSI user account (if you don’t already have one). See the Setup page for detailed instructions.


00:00 1. Introduction to containers
00:10 2. Basics of Singularity
00:40 3. Share files with the host: BLAST, a bioinformatics example
01:00 4. Set up writable containers: another bio example with Trinity
01:20 5. Molecular dynamics with GPU containers
01:35 6. Build your own container image
02:15 7. Computational Fluid Dynamics with MPI containers
02:35 8. GUI enabled applications: RStudio in a container
02:55 9. Making Python not awful with containers
03:15 10. Reproducible scientific workflows
03:30 11. Overview of Docker
03:50 12. Other notable container tools
04:00 Finish

The actual schedule may vary slightly depending on the topics and exercises chosen by the instructor.